Bhurtha India style roasted Eggplant

Funny it is called Bhurtha and I think about my mom Bertha as I make it. All I can say is one leaves a great after taste and wonderful thoughts. The other I can only pray about. Here is the recipe for that one Yummy one.

When done it looks like this!

When done it looks like this!

BHURTHA
Ingredients:
1 eggplant
2 tablespoons Coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 large tomato – peeled, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven’s broiler. Rub oil on the outside of the egg plant, or coat with cooking spray. Place under the broiler, and cook until the flesh is soft and the skin is blistering off, about 30 minutes. Turn as needed for even cooking. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise, and scoop the flesh out of the skin. Discard the skin; chop up the flesh, and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds, and let them crackle for a few seconds and turn golden brown. Be careful not to burn them. Add the onion, ginger and garlic; cook and stir until tender. I don’t let the onions get very brown. Stir in the tomato, and season with turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
3. Place the eggplant pieces in the skillet, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes so some of the moisture evaporates. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired. Garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve.
I served on a warmed wheat tortilla  (only because here in Hialeah it is hard to get pita)
with feta cheese and kalamata olives. It was outrageous YUMMY!!!

Ready to be topped with cilantro

Ready to be topped with cilantro

feta and kalamata on tortilla

feta and kalamata on tortilla

I topped the feta and kalamata then wrapped it

I topped the feta and kalamata then wrapped it

As for the mom stuff earlier in post I could take it out because I am hurt by her. But I am leaving it. Please keep her and me in your prayers it is hard to be apart from loved ones separated by others greed.
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